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How Closing the Language Skills Gap May Save Your Business Big $$$

Recently, Sheerin Vesin, Rosetta Stone Enterprise & Education’s HR practice lead, contributed an article to CRM Xchange. Here are the highlights: One of our customers, Aspen Skiing Company in Aspen, Colorado, sought to provide their employees with foreign language proficiency. With those skills, their associates would be able to communicate with the multitudes of international visitors that the ski resorts receive every year. For example, ski instructors would be able to communicate more clearly with their students, building trust. These changes fostered brand loyalty amongst the company’s clients. We don’t have to tell you how valuable brand loyalty can be.…

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[NEW eBook] How Language Impacts Business

Corporate training can be a tricky business. Some initiatives can show true value immediately while others remain ambiguous. We wanted to get some deeper insight into just what is happening in today’s workplace. We recently completed the 2016 Rosetta Stone Business Impact Survey. We wanted to know just how valuable corporate language learning is to the people who would know best – our customers! The results of the survey are now available in our new, in-depth ebook, “How Language Impacts Business”. Download the eBook here! 81% of people take some sort of language courses before they start a career, usually…

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[NEW eBook] Expanding Access for Adult English Learners

In the past 20 years, the adult Limited English Proficient population increased over 80 percent. That has led to English language-learning becoming the largest subgroup of the adult education landscape. This explosive growth provides its share of challenges, but also profound opportunities. That’s why we’re releasing a pair of new resources to help adult ed practitioners and leaders, including “Technology Transforms Learning: Expanding Access for Adult English Learners”, a comprehensive new eBook. Click here to download this informative new eBook! The modern challenges of adult education programs include improving retention rates, attracting new students, and making sure those students attain success.…

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Cultural Understanding Goes Beyond Language

For many professionals, preparation for working with people from other cultures stops at a small bit of language learning. They believe that as long as they can get their point across, their communications with multinational colleagues will be successful. Cultural competency—the factors that will truly define a multinational relationship—goes much deeper than that. Yes, language is the first step toward cultural competency, the one that makes all other levels of interaction possible. But once you cross the language barrier (which is becoming easier and easier to do with the advent of online, on-demand language learning), there are many other things…

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[Special Report] Language Acquisition Demand on the Rise in Adult Education

By 2030, nearly one in five members of the workforce will be an immigrant. That equates to increased strain on language learning classes at all levels of education, but particularly for adults. That’s why we’re releasing a pair of new resources to help adult ed practitioners and leaders, including our “Technology Fast-Tracks Adult English Language Acquisition” report. Click here to download this informative new report! We know what a difference adult education makes in the entire American community, especially for adult English language learners. Through adult ed programs, these vital workers receive the tools to raise successful children, contribute to their…

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[On-demand Webinar] Why Parental Involvement is a Must

Research has shown that one of the key indicators of student success is how engaged their parents are in their child’s education. Find ways to boost parent engagement and you make a lot of progress toward reaching your school’s goals. That is the reason why we bring you our latest on-demand webinar, “Make Language Learning a Family Matter! How to Engage Parents to Increase Student Success”. Click here to watch the webinar! Watch Jack Aylsworth, Technology Coordinator for Cincinnati Public Schools, as he describes the strategies CPS uses in their comprehensive parental engagement strategy. Reflective of Cincinnati’s large, multiethnic population, CPS’s engagement…

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[Interactive Infographic] How Language Impacts Business

We recently completed the 2016 Rosetta Stone Business Impact Survey. We wanted to know just how valuable corporate language learning is to the people who would know best – our customers! The results of the survey will be shared in a variety of ways (including an in-depth ebook), but we’re really excited about our interactive, animated infographic. Check out the How Language Impacts Business infographic here! 81% of people take some sort of language courses before they start a career, usually in high school or college. Yet, only 46% said they were amply prepared to use that language once they reached…

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[Free Student Coupons] 5 Keys to Effective Recognition

Extrinsic recognition for students who deserve it has been proven to positively affect learning success. That being said, there are definitely ways for student recognition to have the opposite effect if some simple guidelines aren’t followed. Here are 5 things to keep in mind when considering student recognition strategies. (1) Have a reason: Too often, teachers and administrators embark on a student recognition idea without considering what the desired outcome should be. How would you like to change existing behavior? Do you want to recognize good attendance so more students will start showing up to class? Are you recognizing student…

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How Learning Languages Increases Your Cultural Intelligence

by Fernando Sanchez-Arias and Rosemary Crawford (*) Negotiating internationally, studying abroad, being part of multicultural teams or working with multinational companies is challenging. Cultural intelligence increases dramatically when one speaks one or many languages different than their native language/s. Learning a foreign language increases one’s ability to be successful in cross-cultural interactions. According to Ann, Van Dyne and Kok, prestigious researchers in cross-cultural management, being culturally intelligent means mastering four key factors which allow us to act effectively in culturally diverse situations: (1) Meta-cognition: the ability to know how to think and learn to effectively interact with people from other cultures…

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10 Tips for Providing Meaningful Feedback to Students

Feedback can be a boon for student success, but it’s important to get it right. Here are ten things to keep in mind when giving students feedback on their work. (1) Out of balance toward the positive: Any feedback you give should be balanced more toward the positive than the negative. Some teachers aim for 5 positive interactions to 1 negative. Even 3:1 is a step in the right direction. (2) Surprise with the positive: When a student is doing the right things, surprise them with positive feedback. Think about making a surprise call home. It makes the student feel…

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